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Claude Gordon Selmer Bb, Serial #495, with Bob Reeves Valve Alignment
This was selected by Claude Gordon in December of 1984 while I was only 16 and still in High School. The bore is .470" with modified resistance to feel more like a medium-large bore horn. The bell has a wider taper giving a fuller sound and it is very lightweight to produce a full spectrum of color in the sound. The upper register (i.e. High E and above) feels more responsive and free blowing than any horn I have ever played. The CG Selmer allows the player more freedom and control over their sound in order to play in every setting without the need for more than one Bb trumpet.